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Monday, December 10, 2018

Feedback on  school funding lawsuit column

Good afternoon,  We had a smattering of comments regarding yesterday’s column that advised the business community to pay close attention to a   lawsuit over the school funding formula. One reader simply typed the word agree. Another...

Delaware leads nation in wage growth over 5-year period

Delaware led the nation in wage growth  between 2013 and 2018 with an 11.2 percent increase during that period. The surprising finding, based on federal figures, came out of  a report from  Garner Economics.   Click...

Gas price spike in Delaware appears to stick

Delaware's recent gas spike  appeared to stick, although some stations dropped their price by a few cents a gallon during the past week.  Here are the weekend prices from Saturday to Monday from Wilmington-based  AAA...

Gas prices in Delaware jump overnight; tighter supplies suspected

Delaware gas prices jumped a dime  on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Gorden barreled into the Gulf Coast. AAA  reported the following average gas prices in Delaware as of Wednesday. Prices, from left to right are...

Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday, Late last week, the  Newark-based  National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals sent along a project update. The name is a mouthful and as time goes on, I’m guessing the acronym NIIMBL will...

DuPont Biosciences event marks milestone at Experimental Station

https://youtu.be/N6qn4FDCXPM (Video courtesy of WHYY) An escorted drive through the DuPont Experimental Station near Wilmington shows a lot of construction activity underway, complete with excavating equipment and a boarded-up window or two. Marc Doyle, chief operating officer of...

Wells Fargo executive works to raise bank’s profile in Delaware

Lauren E. Tobiassen is working to raise the profile of Wells Fargo in Delaware. The nearly 30-year veteran of the bank now heads a  region that includes the bank's  Delaware locations, minus the city of...

News Journal veterans discuss challenges of small staff and digital emphasis

Two  News Journal  veterans  tackled  questions related to a smaller staff and a focus on digital at a meeting Tuesday morning of the  Public Relations Society of America Delaware Chapter. News Journal Community Content Editor Betsy...

The complexities of the refining  business

Morning all, If you want to learn more about the complexities of the refining industry, listen in to the hour-long earnings call from Delaware City refinery owner PBF Energy. CEO Tom Nimbley did a masterful job...

A model railroader cure for video screen addicts

Hello, I don’t often admit it, but I am a recovering model railroader. The crudely built table in the basement is now loaded with junk after being cleared off for a time. The aging locomotives and...